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An Occupiers Perspective

This section aims to provide a space for the varied and diverse voices of Occupy London.
 
 

Celebrating the life of Dr Chris Fursdon Davis, Occupier

  
  
  
Our dear friend Dr Chris Fursdon-Davis died this morning (19 November 2015), having lived with cancer for some years. Some of you knew Chris well from our days at Occupy together. That time changed many of our lives and bonded us together. Chris did lots of amazing things with Occupy, participating in[…]

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Open Letter to JKRowling regarding BDS

  
  
  
In your letter and follow up you imply BDS is a general boycott against Israel and Israelis. It’s not, it’s targeted only at people and companies that profit off the occupation and denial of equal rights within Israel. So an artist, musician or author wouldn’t be boycotted simply for being Israeli, but[…]

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LABOUR’S LURCH TO THE LEFT

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
By electing Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader, the Labour Party has finally thrown off the last vestiges of Blair-ism and taken a firm step back towards its Leftist roots. This has led to much shock, both within the party and outside it, with the inevitable[…]

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How do we frame the rise of Jeremy Corbyn?

  
  
  
How do we frame this? How do we put into context the vitriol and hatred directed at a new leader that seeks to represent the needs and desires of the people. What is of course astonishing is that those that so despise him are in fact responsible for his emergence.
As we[…]

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Thinking of Going to Calais?

 
 
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THE LABOUR LEADERSHIP

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
With the demise of Ed Milliband after Labour’s election defeat, the race is now well underway to find a successor. Initially this seemed as if it would follow the predictable path, with various pro-business Blairite-type candidates fighting it out between them, while a token ‘Old Labour’[…]

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Solidarity to Union workers by Paula Peters

 
  
I would like to share the following with you today. Last night, a great friend and trade unionist tagged me in a post to tell me about what happened to him yesterday morning. A message was left on his car – “Union faggots – lets see you get home from here” and drove[…]

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GREECE AND THE EURO

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Over the next few weeks the news will be full of the unfolding Greek tragedy, and if current trends are anything to go by most criticism will be firmly directed either at the Greek people – for borrowing so much money in the first place; or[…]

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The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy

The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy
(Update on my Gandhi arrest!)
At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously.
RUNNYMEDE TALK
I was giving the talk that I was invited to give about The Prostitute State at the Runnymede Eco-Village Festival of Democracy which was surrounded by police, illegally[…]

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